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Preview Edition - IFA International

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international Official Daily News Source for International Visitors at IFA IFA 2007 Shatters the Records With 1,170 exhibitors from 32 countries, leading dealers' cooperatives present and new hall allocations in 2007, occupied floor-space is up by 10 per cent on 2006 and IFA this year is set to shatter the 2005 record for exhibitor numbers. With the second annual edition of IFA becoming more international than ever, Dr. Christian Göke, Chief Executive Officer of Messe Berlin GmbH was extremely up-beat in announcing the figures for this year’s event: “For 2007 we have achieved an increase of some ten per cent in the rented area compared with 2006, thus improving even more on the record levels of the IFA 2005.” The entire Exhibition Grounds are being transformed into an outstanding display area for innovations, featuring all the major full range stockists, specialists in the photographic sector and suppliers of audio, hi fi and sat-nav equipment. .../ Cont’d. Page 5 .../ Cont’d. Page 5 40% HIKE FOR RESELLER PARK The Reseller Park at the IFA this year sees a giant leap in participation, with a rise of 40% over 2006. According to organisers, Global Fairs TT- Messe, more than 30 exhibitors representing communications, computing, imaging and consumer electronics have booked space in a display area covering some 1,000 square metres in World’s First Blu-ray Disc Camcorder Launched at IFA Hitachi will be officially launching the world’s first Bluray Disc Full HD Camcorder at this year’s IFA... also the first in the world to able to store images in native 1920x1080 Full-HD Format. Equipped with an 8cm Blu-ray disc .../ Cont’d. Page 15 PREVIEW EDITION Friday 24th August CONTENTS 01 > HEADLINE NEWS 08 > MARKET & TECHNOLOGY TRENDS 10 > PRODUCT TRENDS 20 > MEET THE VISIONARIES 23 > CONFERENCE SPOTLIGHT 24 > TRADE NEWS 29 > GOING OUT German Minister Announces Support for ICT Industry Official Welcome to International Visitors to IFA by Dr. Annette Schavan, MdB, Germany’s Federal Minister of Education and Research. In this feature, the Minister announces the German Government's dedication to funding ongoing research in the Consumer Electronics field. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS Jens Heithecker Director Competence Center Information & Communication IFA ...the English-language medium is, so-tospeak, the voice of an increasingly international IFA. Even though we reach out to our visitors using German (as more or less the second language), and nine other languages, English will remain the force that holds everything together in future... See page 04 Georges Bailey General Manager Electronics Industry IBM "...if what you're doing is focusing exclusively on production and engineering, you'll end up with products that have no market or which produce no value for your company because the channel will steal the margin..." See page 20

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